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why does the stock HDD look diff. than all other HDDs on sale??

#1tub944Posted 8/24/2013 2:50:35 PM
Hello, my stock hdd that came with my slim ps3 recently got corrupted and wanted to buy a new one. The problem is, any hdd I have seen on sale, even the one I need (2.5" Sata 3 5400RPM) looks completely different than the stock one.

I ended up not buying it because I feared it wouldn't work.

This is how any hdd on sale has looked:
http://laptopsolutionsonline.com/images/uploaded_files/hdd-nb-sata.jpg

And this is how the stock hdd looks like:
http://m.imgur.com/j4gLxno

Yes, I know the casing is obviously there but the actual hdd has all these "lines and nodes" (I have no idea what they're called) and it looks a lot different. Any ideas?
#2tub944(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 7:17:40 PM
Hoping for help
#3RahzarXPosted 8/24/2013 7:21:25 PM
You have to screw the enclosure on to the hard drive that you buy.

That metal fence thing that is surrounding your HDD is the "enclosure" unscrew it and put it on the HDD that you buy.
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#4tub944(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 7:39:58 PM
RahzarX posted...
You have to screw the enclosure on to the hard drive that you buy.

That metal fence thing that is surrounding your HDD is the "enclosure" unscrew it and put it on the HDD that you buy.



So as long as I get the right hard drive model and put it on the enclosure it will work regardless of how it looks?
#5RoxasANobodyPosted 8/24/2013 7:47:27 PM
Yup. IIRC, it has to be an HDD made for a laptop though. If you're really paranoid about shopping for it yourself, just buy this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DVJJWQ?ie=UTF8&tag=unboxtherapyc-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B005DVJJWQ

I bought that one a month ago, did the swap, and everything is a-ok! It took me four years to fill up my original HDD (120GB model) and now I'm at a safe ~680GB right now. It's also only $70 and you won't have to worry about space ever again.
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#6tub944(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 7:57:01 PM
RoxasANobody posted...
Yup. IIRC, it has to be an HDD made for a laptop though. If you're really paranoid about shopping for it yourself, just buy this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DVJJWQ?ie=UTF8&tag=unboxtherapyc-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B005DVJJWQ

I bought that one a month ago, did the swap, and everything is a-ok! It took me four years to fill up my original HDD (120GB model) and now I'm at a safe ~680GB right now. It's also only $70 and you won't have to worry about space ever again.


Thanks!
#7Iceberg73ePosted 8/24/2013 10:34:42 PM
tub944 posted...
Hello, my stock hdd that came with my slim ps3 recently got corrupted and wanted to buy a new one. The problem is, any hdd I have seen on sale, even the one I need (2.5" Sata 3 5400RPM) looks completely different than the stock one.

I ended up not buying it because I feared it wouldn't work.

This is how any hdd on sale has looked:
http://laptopsolutionsonline.com/images/uploaded_files/hdd-nb-sata.jpg

And this is how the stock hdd looks like:
http://m.imgur.com/j4gLxno

Yes, I know the casing is obviously there but the actual hdd has all these "lines and nodes" (I have no idea what they're called) and it looks a lot different. Any ideas?


In the first picture you are given, there are absolutely no hard drive you are going to be buy that is going to look like that out of the box. It's just an image of a hard drive opened up completely which all retail sites will show. All hard drives will look like the stock one without the cage that you kept on otherwise.
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#8tub944(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 5:12:52 AM
Iceberg73e posted...
tub944 posted...
Hello, my stock hdd that came with my slim ps3 recently got corrupted and wanted to buy a new one. The problem is, any hdd I have seen on sale, even the one I need (2.5" Sata 3 5400RPM) looks completely different than the stock one.

I ended up not buying it because I feared it wouldn't work.

This is how any hdd on sale has looked:
http://laptopsolutionsonline.com/images/uploaded_files/hdd-nb-sata.jpg

And this is how the stock hdd looks like:
http://m.imgur.com/j4gLxno

Yes, I know the casing is obviously there but the actual hdd has all these "lines and nodes" (I have no idea what they're called) and it looks a lot different. Any ideas?


In the first picture you are given, there are absolutely no hard drive you are going to be buy that is going to look like that out of the box. It's just an image of a hard drive opened up completely which all retail sites will show. All hard drives will look like the stock one without the cage that you kept on otherwise.


I see now thanks!